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Royal Palace of Turin (Palazzo Reale di Torino) Tours

Royal Palace of Turin (Palazzo Reale di Torino)
Elegant Turin, which was the seat of the Duchy of Savoy before briefly becoming the first capital of unified Italy, is home to a number of sumptuous historic palaces and castles. The Royal Palace of Turin (Palazzo Reale di Torino) is among the most opulent, and today it houses the Royal Museums, with an extensive art collection, armory, and gardens.
 
The Basics
Originally the Bishop’s Palace, the Palazzo Reale was taken over by Duke Emmanuel Philibert when the city became the Savoy capital, and was expanded and embellished following the marriage of Victor Amadeus to the French Princess Christine Marie during the 17th century. The princess and architect Filippo Juvarra added a number of features, including the Scala delle Forbici staircase and the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, to house the Shroud of Turin.
 
Today, you can see firsthand how the European aristocracy lived by visiting the palace’s richly decorated rooms filled with tapestries and artwork. The Palace is also home to an armory, the Sabauda art gallery, Royal Library, Archaeological Museum, and Royal Gardens. A visit to the Royal Palace and gardens is included in most Turin small-group walking tours.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Inside the Royal Museums, there is a cafeteria, restrooms, and a locker room where large bags and backpacks must be stored.
  • There are two wheelchair-accessible entrances: one on Piazzetta Reale and one on Piazza San Giovanni.
  • Visitors may take photographs without flash or tripods inside the Royal Museums.
  • Modest attire covering shoulders and knees is required to enter the Chapel of the Holy Shroud.
  • Admission to the Royal Gardens and reading room in the Royal Library is free; there is a single ticket for access to all the museums in the Royal Palace complex.
 
How to Get There
The Royal Palace is located on Piazza Castello, a short walk from the Porta Nuova train station. From the nearby city of Milan, you can take a day trip to Turin via the high-speed train that runs between these two capitals.
 
When to Get There
Though the Royal Palace museum complex stays open until 7:30pm, there is a lot of ground to cover and it takes at least two hours to visit, so plan to begin your visit by the late afternoon. The complex is closed Monday; the library is closed Sunday.
 
The House of Savoy’s Controversial Shroud
The Holy Shroud, housed in a chapel adjoining the palace and cathedral, has been the subject of debate by theologians and historians for centuries, because its authenticity as the cloth laid over Jesus’ body after his crucifixion has never been officially recognized by the Catholic Church. However, this doesn’t deter the thousands of faithful and curious who come to view this religious relic on the rare occasions when it is shown publicly.
Address: Turin, Piedmont, Italy
Admission: Free
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Skip the line Turin Royal Palace Tour with Holy Shroud Chapel, Armoury & Gardens

Skip the line Turin Royal Palace Tour with Holy Shroud Chapel, Armoury & Gardens

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Discover one of Turin’s highlight landmarks without any hassle—this skip-the-line, small-group tour of the Royal Palace of Turin makes logistics seamless. Pick between morning and afternoon tour times, and meet your guide right outside of the landmark. With your priority entry, you’ll head straight inside the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the Savoy royalty who once inhabited the palace, see the Royal Armory and Library, explore the Gardens, and even stop by the Turin Cathedral.
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  • 2 hours
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Torino City Pass: Torino+Piemonte Card

Torino City Pass: Torino+Piemonte Card

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Soak in all that Turin and Italy's Piedmont Region have to offer with a 2-, 3-, or 5-day sightseeing pass. Each pass gets you free or discounted admission to upwards of 200 of the area's galleries, museums, monuments and more. In addition you'll receive reduced ticket entry on the main tourist services of Tourin: City SighSeeing open bus, panoramic lift in the Mole Antonelliana, boats on river Po, Sassi - Superga rack tramway, and the Venaria Express shuttle bus. It's an easy and economical way to explore.
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  • 1 to 5 days
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Best of Turin Full Day Guided Tour with Royal Palace, Duomo & Mole Antonelliana

Best of Turin Full Day Guided Tour with Royal Palace, Duomo & Mole Antonelliana

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Turin’s historic center is rich with lavish architecture and important museums, but fitting in the highlights in a single day can be complicated. See the Royal Palace, Duomo, and Piazza San Carlo in just hours with this guided walking tour, all while learning about this fascinating city that was the first capital of Italy. End your visit with a stop at the Cinema Museum and a jaunt to the top of the Mole Antonelliana.
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  • 6 hours
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$283.28
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Highlights of Turin Small-Group Walking Tour

Highlights of Turin Small-Group Walking Tour

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Sightsee with a local guide in Turin, and discover the city’s charms on a 2-hour walking tour. With a small group of just 15 people, you’ll explore the Roman Quadrilateral and Piazza Castello on foot, and check out landmarks such as the food stalls of Porta Palazzo, the history-rich arcades of Via Po, and the Mole Antonelliana building.
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  • 2 hours
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Turin Highlights Walking Guided Tour including La Consolata & Piazza San Carlo

Turin Highlights Walking Guided Tour including La Consolata & Piazza San Carlo

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This is the ideal tour for first-time visitors to Turin. Get your bearings of the city, and find out lots of local tips by going on a guided small-group walking tour. No need to worry about navigating, as a guide leads the way and provides interesting commentary about the city’s history. The tour covers many top Turin highlights such as Piazza San Carlo, Porto Palatina, Porta Palazzo food market, and Via Po.
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  • 2 hours
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Torino Quick Overview: City Center Walking Tour with Local Guide

Torino Quick Overview: City Center Walking Tour with Local Guide

If you would like a quick overview of the city of Turin, this tour is perfect for you. With a local guide you will get to see the main landmarks of the city and listen to the stories that your guide will tell you of the culture and traditions of Turin. In just two hours you will get to see the main monuments, streets and squares of Turin. Meet your guide in Piazza CLN, pass by Piazza San Carlo and Porta Palazzo, the main market of Turin. Next arrive in Piazza Castello where you can see the Royal Palace and the Duomo of Turin, two of the main landmarks of Turin. Finally walk along Via Po and look up to the Mole Antonelliana, the symbol of Turin. Take advantage of the knowledge of your guide and let them advise you of all the things to do in Turin next. Thanks to this outdoor tour you will want to see and learn more of this beautiful city!
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  • 2 hours
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Turin Royal Palace Semi-Private Tour with Expert Guide including Shroud Chapel

Turin Royal Palace Semi-Private Tour with Expert Guide including Shroud Chapel

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With a local guide, visit the Royal Palace of Turin, a 16th-century palace constructed for the House of Savoy, which ruled the city for 200 years. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the grounds feature expansive gardens, an armory with one of the world’s largest collections of weapons, and a small chapel believed by many to hold the burial shroud of Jesus.
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  • 2 hours
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Turin Royal Palace Private Tour with Armory Shroud Chapel & Skip-the-line Ticket

Turin Royal Palace Private Tour with Armory Shroud Chapel & Skip-the-line Ticket

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The vast Royal Palace complex is one of the highlights of Turin, but visiting the lavish Savoy residence on your own can be overwhelming. With this guided tour, take in the sumptuous royal apartments, armory, library, and Chapel of the Shroud in just a few hours. Learn about the royal family and the unification of Italy from your guide, as well as the art and architecture of this regal landmark.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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2-Hour Private Turin Walking Tour

2-Hour Private Turin Walking Tour

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Turin’s Baroque buildings, lively piazzas, and tree-lined boulevards are best explored on foot, and this private 2-hour walking tour lets you see the city at your own pace. Admire landmarks such as San Lorenzo Church, Teatro Regio, and Palazzo Reale; browse the shops along Via Roma; and soak up the atmosphere in Piazza San Carlo.
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  • 2 hours
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Turin Private City Tour, Bicerin or Gelato & Fast Access to Mole Panoramic Lift

Turin Private City Tour, Bicerin or Gelato & Fast Access to Mole Panoramic Lift

This is the best way to visit Turin if you want to walk around and learn about its history. The tour involves a private walking in the city center, starting from Piazza Castello, fulcrum from which the four most important streets of the city branch off home. Heart of the city in the past as in the present, Piazza Castello is home of the Royal Palace, Palazzo Madama, the Teatro Regio and San Lorenzo Church. The best place to introduce you to the city! Turin is famous for its squares, discover piazza san Carlo, Piazza Solferino and Piazza Carignano with your guide! Take a break and taste the warm Bicerin or the Pinguino, the local ice cream. Walking along Via Po', you'll reach the most important monument of Turin, the Mole Antonelliana; here is hosted the Museum of Cinema and by fast access tickets, you will skip the line to reach the top of Mole Antonelliana and admire the breath-taking view of Turin landscape!
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  • 3 hours
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$147.21
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Turin Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour for Kids & Families with Local Guide

Turin Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour for Kids & Families with Local Guide

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Experience Turin’s rich history and culture on this family-friendly excursion. Explore sites like Piazza San Carlo, Piazza Costello, Palazzo Reale, Palantine Gates, and the Turin Cathedral—home of Jesus’ supposed burial cloth. Learn about the city from an informative local guide in an atmosphere kids will love, with trivia, games, and scavenger hunts.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Turin City Tour

Turin City Tour

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Luisa, born and always lived in Turin, will lead you to visit with completely new eyes and experience the beauties and savor the sweetnesses of the city. Licensed Professional Tour Guide, graduated with insights in History and Archaeology, History of Art, Degree in Restoration and Conservation of Cultural Heritage; will guide you to the most secret mysteries of the city that pulsates under your feet.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Turin private guided tour, the royal Castle, the Mole tower, the City of Magic

Turin private guided tour, the royal Castle, the Mole tower, the City of Magic

Turin was founded by the Romans: it is one of the most important and beautiful cities in northern Italy, probably the most elegant city in Italy: Turin was Savoia's royal dynasty capital city where all kings of Italy were born, here in Turin you can really feel the taste of the most aristocratic and elegant city in Italy. Moreover there are lots of places and attractions to be visited in Turin, a lot of neoclassical architecture style buildings built during the Savoia's kingdom to celebrate the power of Savoia's royal dynasty. Turin is called the city of Magic since Nostradamus and Cagliostro were hosted here and there is also the very famous Egyptian museum full of magic and mystery. Come to Turin! it is an unforgottable experience! This is a private guided tour for your group only or if you are a single tourist only for you.
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  • 3 hours
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Private 8-hour Tour from Milan to Turin with Hotel pick-up and drop off

Private 8-hour Tour from Milan to Turin with Hotel pick-up and drop off

Turin is a city and an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy. It is surrounded on the western and northern front by the Alps. It's a lovely city full of art and natural spaces to enjoy. You will discover the main emblematic sights of Turin with your private official tour guide. Of course you will have some free time (with your guide´s recommendation) for a wonderful Italian lunch before driving back to Milán. - SAVE COVID-19 SAFE - As this is a private tour we take care of maintaining social distance.
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  • 8 hours
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Royal Palace of Turin, Armory and Shroud Chapel with local Guide

Royal Palace of Turin, Armory and Shroud Chapel with local Guide

Born in Turin and always lived in Turin, he knows all the most characteristic points of the Palace, the most important objects but also the most particular. A view of the Cathedral of Turin from the top of the chapel designed by Guarino Guarini, burned in 1997 and restored in 2018, with a description full of details and peculiarities.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$18.56
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ROYAL CARD 7 days

ROYAL CARD 7 days

Turin and Piedmont are home to some of Italy’s finest royal residences, but the entry fees are sometimes high. With this Royal Card in your pocket, save on transport and entry fees at top attractions including the Castello de La Mandria, the Palazzo Madama, and the Villa della Regina. With entry discounts at some of Italy’s finest UNESCO–listed royal residences—plus savings on e-bike, open-top bus, and taxi tours—explore Italy’s royal history and save on travel along the way.
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  • 2 days
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$43.30
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Turin: 2-Hour Private Guided Tour and Mole Antonelliana

Turin: 2-Hour Private Guided Tour and Mole Antonelliana

Maximize time spent in Turin with this private guided tour. See the city’s top landmarks including Palazzo Reale, the Baroque-style Church of San Lorenzo, and the Renaissance Cathedral (home to the Holy Shroud). Skip the line to enter Mole Antonelliana, for sweeping views of Turin, and explore the history of Italian cinema at your own pace in the National Museum of Cinema.
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  • 4 hours
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$235.03
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Private 2-hour Walking Tour of Turin with private official tour guide

Private 2-hour Walking Tour of Turin with private official tour guide

Turin is a city and an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy. It is surrounded on the western and northern front by the Alps. It's a lovely city full of art and natural spaces to enjoy. You will discover the main emblematic sights of Turin with your private official tour guide. - SAVE COVID-19 SAFE - As this is a private tour we take care of maintaining social distance
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$191.74
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Skip the line: Turin Royal Palace, Armoury and Shroud Chapel Small Group Tour

Skip the line: Turin Royal Palace, Armoury and Shroud Chapel Small Group Tour

In the heart of Turin, in Piazza Castello, stands the Royal Palace of the city. Take the opportunity, skipping the line, to visit the first and most important residence of the Savoy royal family. It is a perfect ensemble of different styles and remains, as it was built at the time, the same decorations, furniture and architecture. Admire the many wonders of this palace and listen to all the historic details and information that a well-trained local guide will tell you. You will live the unique experience of visiting the Royal Armory and the Royal Library, both hosting rich and rare collections. Get lost in the beauty of the Royal Gardens with its flowers, the marvellous “Fontana dei Tritoni” and finally, visit the Duomo of Turin, the most important cathedral of the city that hosts the Holy Shroud, which is hold in a box to preserve it. This tour is waiting for you to get to know one of the most fascinating places in the city, not to be missed during your stay in Turin.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.04
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$68.04
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Baroque Turin: Explore Piazza Castello on an audio walking tour

Baroque Turin: Explore Piazza Castello on an audio walking tour

This self-guided audio tour lets you discover the beautiful Baroque palaces and churches on Turin’s Piazza Castello at your own pace using the VoiceMap mobile app. Turin is full of extraordinary stories and larger-than-life characters, but you have to know where to find them. I’m a local and a tour guide, and I want to share my passion for local history, culture and food with you. We’ll start near the castle-like fortifications of Palazzo Madama and take a lively stroll around the majestic Piazza Castello. Along the way, you’ll find out: • The origins of the name Turin • Why Turin is known as a centre for white and black magic • How the Royal Church of Saint Lawrence came to have two churches inside it • Who is the wealthy family behind many of Turin’s most impressive landmarks are • Where to find Turin’s most famous restaurant Whether it’s your first time in Turin or you’re a curious local, this tour is the perfect way to have a Turin adventure.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
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$5.99
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$5.99

Turin: Royal Palace guided experience

Turin: Royal Palace guided experience

Enjoy 2 hours guided experience and together with an expert tour guide and discover the magnificent Royal Palace of Turin, UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the Savoy Royal Family palace and hear about their secrets and stories. Admire the Mirror room, the Ball’s room and many other places where Royals lived. While strolling around be amazed by the elegant and luxurious furnishings of the Royal apartments. Continue your guided tour to the amazing Royal Armory, where it features one of the world’s largest collections of weapons and to the Royal Library, which conserves more than 200.000 volumes, ancient maps, engravings, notes and drawings. Do not miss the unique chance to make a jump into the past throughout the history of the Italian Royal Family of Savoy.
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  • 2 hours
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$65.44
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2-hour Turin guided walking tour

2-hour Turin guided walking tour

There are many places in Turin, symbols of history, ready to be discovered. Walk around Turin for 2-hour walking experience and find out not only the most important places but also unknown spots full of intrigues and secrets.
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  • 2 hours
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$54.43
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Turin by night walking experience

Turin by night walking experience

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy a walking tour through the historical centre of Turin during the night. Admire the main monuments and masterpieces located in the heart of the city, but also find out unknown spots. Furthermore, hear stories of anecdotes an
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  • 2 hours
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$54.43
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$54.43
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Skip the Line: Turin Royal Palace Small Group Tour with Local Top-Rated Guide

Skip the Line: Turin Royal Palace Small Group Tour with Local Top-Rated Guide

In the 17th century the Royal Palace of Turin was built as the residence of the royal family, the Savoy. It is a perfect ensemble of different styles and remains as it was built at the time, the same decorations, furniture and architecture. Thanks to this tour you will learn all about it, thanks to the knowledge of a local guide. Once inside, marvel at the extravagant decorations and design of the Royal Apartments. Go up the Scala delle Forbici, a scissored staircase designed by the Rococo architect, Juvarra. Two of the main rooms of the palace are the Royal Library and the Royal Armoury Gallery, that house two of the most important collections of the palace, books and arms. Lastly take a visit to the beautiful Royal Gardens, with its rare blooming flowers and the magnificent fountain Fontana dei Tritoni. While visiting Turin you won’t want to miss this tour of one of the most important landmarks of the city, the Royal Palace!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.91
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